Huddersfield Town 1-1 Brentford, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Huddersfield Town 4-2-3-1



Brentford 4-3-3

Half Time: 1 - 0 The John Smith's Stadium ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

Brentford clawed their way to a 1-1 draw against an impressive Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium. 

Huddersfield opened the scoring after only seven minutes, pressurising Brentford’s defence into giving the ball away with Lewis O’Brien firing past a scrambling David Raya.

Brentford should then have had a penalty on 26 minutes as Naby Sarr handled the ball after a lofted pass upfields, but the appeals were waved away by referee Oliver Langford. 

However, the Bees did get themselves back into the game at the start of the second-half through Mads Bech Sorensen.

A goal-line clearance from Sarr fell kindly to Vitaly Janlet, whose low cross was finished off by the Danish defender after 50 minutes. 

Ivan Toney nearly found a second a minute later, but his driven effort careened back off the post to keep the game level.

The result sees Brentford move up to third, now nine points off second placed Watford with eight games left to play.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Mads Bech Sorensen’s equaliser early in the second-half ensured Brentford walked away with a point.

Moan of the Match

Oliver Langford was horrendous today, something which both sides would frustratingly agree on.

Talking Point

As the Bees drop points again and Watford continue their winning ways, is the gap to the top two now too big to overcome?

Man of the Match

Mads Bech Sorensen – defended well when called upon and grabbed the all-important equaliser.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Oliver Langford (West Midlands) – some absolutely incredulous decisions from the official as both sides will feel aggrieved by the terrible performance.


An incredibly up and down game with moments of brilliance and panic for both sides made for a very interesting feel to the contest.


Brentford will be extremely disappointed to drop more points, but Huddersfield Town deservedly earned a point.

Line Ups

Huddersfield Town 4-2-3-1

Schofield; Duhaney, Keogh, Sarr, Pipa (Rowe, 59); Vallejo (Bacuna, 23), Hogg; Holmes (Stearman, 59), Campbell (Ward, 81), O’Brien; Sanogo

Subs not used:

Pereira, Mbenza, Thomas, Edmonds-Green, High


Holmes, Hogg, Schofield, O’Brien

Brentford 4-3-3

Raya; Roerslev, Jansson, Pinnock, Bech Sorensen; Ghoddos (Marcondes, 72), Norgaard, Janelt (Jensen, 62); Mbuemo (Forss, 81), Toney, Canos (Fosu, 72)

Subs not used:

Daniels, Goode, Reid, Zamburek, Bidstrup



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